[pdftex] Updating pdfetex etc.

John R. Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sun May 15 10:27:34 CEST 2005

On Sunday 15 May 2005 06:47 am, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Hi,
> ConTeXt defaults to A4 paper and it doesn't read pdftexconfig.tex.
> Two configuration steps are required for letter paper:
> 1. Find cont-sys.tex. If it is not there, copy cont-sys.rme
>     to cont-sys.tex (and rerun mktexlsr)
> 2. Uncomment the line that reads
>     % \setuppapersize[letter][letter]
> There is no need to regenerate formats.
> Greetings, Taco

Thanks for the useful information in re: Context. But I am
working in both Context and plain pdf(e)tex. In the pdftex
manual it spells out that the default paper sizes are now set
within the compiled product and not referenced from an external
file. I tried to RTFM and follow the instructions but I failed.
Please see pages 5 and 6 of the latest version of "The PdfTeX
user manual". I am trying to follow those instructions, and
unfortunately not succeeding.

I can of course set papersizes explicitly in every instance
using the primitives. But I would rather set and forget. I am
in the USA and I use 8.5 x 11 paper. 

John Culleton

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